Legal and Technological Scope, Identification and Preservation Fundamentals Series Part 2
A multi-part series on the fundamentals eDiscovery practitioners need to know about the identification and preservation of potentially-relevant ESI
by Matthew Verga, JD, Xact Data Discovery
In “In the Beginning,” we reviewed the importance of effective identification and preservation as well as the triggers for doing so. In this Part, we discuss the legal and technological scope of what must be identified and preserved.
The first thing you must know to undertake effective identification and preservation activities is the potential legal and technological scope of things for which you might need to be looking. For our purposes, that scope comes from the Federal Rules of Evidence and Civil Procedure and relevant case law, and it can be quite broad.